Mother, Young Daughter Pulled From Dangerous Rip Current by Beachgoers

A young girl and her mother were rushed to the hospital after being rescued from rough surf by beachgoers in Queens Monday night.

Fire officials said they received calls of two people stuck in the rip current at Jacob Riis Beach in around 6:30 p.m.

Two men, Hannibal Paredes and Oscar Lowe, jumped into the water after they saw the victims waving their hands for help as the waves pulled them back.

“The girl that was unconscious, he gave her to me,” Lowe said. “I brought her to the front and first responders took over.”

Less than an hour earlier, a woman in her 60s was also rescued from rough surf at Far Rockaway Beach.

This marks the third day of dangerous water conditions that left one person dead and nearly two dozen in need of rescue at area beaches. Kashawn Carlos, 23, was killed Saturday after he and a friend were pulled out to sea by a rip current at Long Beach.

Rip currents are the result of water rushing out in one area of a beach. They were especially rough this weekend. There was a high rip current risk alert through Monday.

Beach supervisor John Skudin compared the rough waters to a treadmill in the ocean.

“You tire and just go backwards and backwards,” Skudin said.

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